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- Posted on Mar 28th 2011 10:30AM by Tom Davenport
Their prop-up stand outside the Rough Trade East record store handed out 3,000 copies to the long queue, while other select stores participated worldwide. More copies will reportedly be available from tomorrow, according to a tweet from Rough Trade.
Pictures of fans holding their papers have been gracing the official website, and one New Zealand site took advantage of their time zone by posting a PDF version of the paper for those who don't live near participating stores. One fan, Alyssa Terrell, sent Spinner pics showing her sharing a moment with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
She said, "I don't think anyone that came out this morning actually thought that Thom would be handing out the Universal Sigh himself. There was definitely an excitement in the air but it wasn't until halfway through the line that I actually realised who it was dressed in a flat cap."
On top of that, the band will also be releasing two new songs for Record Store Day, which will take place on April 16. According to At Ease, the two-track 12-inch vinyl will feature the songs 'The Butcher' and 'Supercollider.' The pressing is rumored to be limited to 2,000 copies, but no official plan has been revealed yet.
In other Radiohead news, discreet launch of their new album in a high-resolution format today could be the new way Radiohead rock the music industry, by offering their new album as high-resolution 24-bit FLAC files exclusively with 7digital -- a move believed to be a first from a major artist on a mainstream music store.
7digital have exclusive rights to sell the album in this format, and are likely to upgrade more of their library in a bid to beat larger stores like iTunes to the market with HD audio. Independent labels such as Warp already offer HD downloads, but not through larger retailers. Whether the move sparks a format war between retailers or not remains to be seen.